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I take a limited number of watches in for repair, and by mail only. There are some watches that I cannot acquire parts for, or that are too worn out to repair. My repair services are very much in demand, and I have been having to close my business quite often, as I quickly get too many watches in to repair in a timely manner. In an effort to better control my workload, I am requesting that you email or telephone me for a link that has my address, and a form to be filled out to accompany your watch.
If you have a question about repair of your watch, please do not hesitate to call or email me, Stephen Thomas, at 503-
I do not sell parts or do appraisals. Please do not ask.
If you wind your watch and it ticks or it's an auto-
If your watch has the word "quartz" on the dial, or you have never wound it and it ran, it is probably a battery powered watch.
If it has been over a year since you had a battery put in your watch, and you haven't gotten it wet, it probably has a dead battery, replacement of which is usually $20.00 plus shipping. In most cases if you suspect it is just a dead battery it is usually better to try a local shop for battery replacement before you mail it to me.
Battery powered watches have a lot less power in them than wind up watches, and they won't continue to run (and wear themselves out) with dirt in them as a mechanical watch will; they'll just stop. When your battery powered watch is new, you may get as many as seven years from a battery. As the watch ages and the oil gets gummy, you'll get fewer and fewer years from each battery until a new battery won't make it run.
Then it will need cleaning and oiling. A cost of about $97.00 and up. Sometimes it's cheaper to replace the watch's insides than it is to repair or clean and oil. The price can vary greatly, from $40.00 to $980.00, depending upon the grade of watch movement in your watch.
Note: Many old watches never kept good time in the first place, and cannot be made to run better than they did when new.
Note: These prices are only a guide so you can determine if you want to send me your watch. Having received your watch I will E-